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Revision: Rebel B-Wing Pilot Standards (RotJ)

 
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:50 am    Post subject: Revision: Rebel B-Wing Pilot Standards (RotJ) Reply with quote

Standard Name: Rebel B-wing Pilot
Primary Detachment: Rebel Legion Starfighter Command
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Existing Standard URL: http://newsite.rebellegion.com/b-wing-pilot-episode-vi/

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Character Description
The elite pilots of the Rebel Alliance's A/SF-01 B-wing starfighter were known for their skill at the controls of these large bombers. Admiral Gial Ackbar once said that B-wing pilots were some of the best pilots in the galaxy-- they had to be to control these powerful craft.

Required Items

Flightsuit
Required
  • A one-piece pair of Chinese red coveralls or flightsuit.
  • All stitching is in red thread.
  • A folding collar that stands up at the back of the neck and folds down at the front.
  • A rectangular collar closure tab roughly three inches long and one inch wide, centered with the split of the color and stitched on the wearer's right-hand side. The tab closes with black or white hook-and-loop closures (Velcro).
  • A long strip of material runs down the length of the suit from the top of the zipper at the collar to the crotch, and the bottom is stitched closed with a single line of stitching. The zipper cover opens to the wearer's left, meaning it's stitched down on the wearer's left side.
  • Each shoulder has a rectangular shoulder reinforcement panel that meet with the edge of the shoulder tuck seam or are sewn into the the arm/shoulder seam and end roughly and inch away from the collar. The front edge of the shoulder panels meets roughly with the collar closure tab while the back edge is roughly four inches down the back.
  • A pen and map pocket on the left upper arm which consists of one large rectangular panel under a shorter, smaller rectangular panel. There is one more panel even shorter (but the same width as the second panel) over this one– three panels total. The smaller panels are divided into two rows of pen pockets by a stitch up the center of them. All sides of the panels have a double row of stitching. There is thick reinforced stitching on the center small panel stitch line and the two lines of stitching on either side of the center stitch. The pocket is rotated so that it sits at an angle turning toward the torso.
  • A cargo pocket on both upper legs. These are long, rectangular and are sewn flat with two rows of stitching on each side, with the top left open. A rectangular closure flap sits just above each pocket and closes with a piece of black of white Velcro. The pockets are roughly 7-8 inches wide and 9-10 inches long, though the dimensions may need to be altered depending on the wearer's height.
  • A reinforcement panel on each lower leg. These are trapezoidal in shape and narrow to three or four inches at the top just below the knee, which then flare out toward the bottom and are stitched into the leg side seams.
  • Nomex flightsuit style angled chest pocket edges– the full pockets are not required but the pointed edges must be on the coveralls and be visible behind the flak vest. The outer edges of the pockets wrap around the torso and are sewn into the side seam. The bottom edges of the pockets either meet with the waist band or are sewn under it.
  • There are no visible zippers or snaps.
  • The flightsuit/coveralls must properly fit the wearer with the shoulder seams at the shoulders and the waist band at the waist.

Optional
  • Long closure straps around the sleeve cuffs that are pointed at the end and secure down with black or white Velcro.

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Flak Vest
Required
  • The flak vest is made of a light or medium gray wool or heavy felt with fibers of various colors (such as a disaster relief blanket).
  • The front panel is squarish in shape with wings on either side that fit around the torso.
  • At the top of the vest front panel is a rounded scooped neck.
  • There is a trapezoidal tap at the bottom center of the vest which tapers in to two inches or slightly smaller at the bottom.
  • Two wide shoulder straps at the top of the front panel that end about an inch behind the center of the wearer's shoulder.
  • Two ribs that are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch below the neck.
  • One rectangular piece of white material at the bottom of the wearer's left hand side of the vest. A computer connector is attached to this piece of white material.
  • The back panel of the vest is a rectangle that is slightly taller than it is wide <measurements to come>.
  • There is a continuous line of thick gray stitching running along all edges of the front and back panels of the vest, as well as up the shoulder straps.
  • The back panel has two shoulder straps that are thinner than those on the front panel and these are sewn over the front panel shoulder straps and end abruptly with no finished edge.
  • The edges of the back panel shoulder straps are rolled an resemble a thick rib or piping.
  • There is a thick, deep stitch across the lower section of the back panel, about an inch below the center line.
  • A pair of two inch white webbing side straps that are attached under the back panel, loop around the torso and fasten under the front panel of the flak vest. Any fasteners used must be hidden.
  • The female end of two one inch black plastic side-release buckles on the front of the vest roughly a half inch to an inch below the edge of the back panel shoulder straps edge.
  • The buckles are fastened in place by a smooth, hard black plastic of metal clip, or a strip of black 1 inch webbing. If webbing is used the end of the webbing goes behind the hanging buckle and is not visible.
  • The vest must properly fit the wearer. As such some dimensions may need to be altered for a better fit.

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Flak Vest Greeblies
Required
  • The connector on the white patch on the flak vest is a D-subminiature plug with a silver metal frame, red, blue, black or white plastic plug and gold or silver prongs or an Amphenol 26-4200-32S with a silver metal frame, blue plastic casing and flat gold connectors.
  • A single one inch BENDIX bulkhead connector or replica that is silver metal or painted to look like silver metal or aluminum, with a black interior base and gold or silver prongs, if prongs are present. Or a one inch Amphenol MIL plug or replica that is gray, a blue inner base and gold or silver flat prongs. Either style of plug is roughly centered with the vest trapezoid tab.
  • Off to the wearer's right side of the above mentioned plug is a rectangular silver hardware piece with various computer parts or a squared green motherboard piece with computer parts (i.e. diodes, transistors, chips, etc.). It should sit off to the right of the above plug but does not sit all the way to the far edge of the vest.

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Chestbox
Required
  • The chestbox is of solid, hard construction, plastic, and from the highest point to the lowest point is is 9 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
  • The chestbox must have the correct details and greeblies relating to a particular style. <Description method to be discussed.>
  • The chestbox has two 1 inch slots cut on the top back.
  • There is an S-shaped channel down the center of the chestbox, which is painted matte charcoal gray, wrought iron, soot black, coal or another similar shade of dark gray.
  • There is a large rectangle indent near the top of the S channel.
  • There is an etched line running vertically down the wearer's right side of the chestbox from top to bottom, a long etched line near the top that intersects the vertical line, and two short horizontal lines near the bottom framing a rectangular indentation.
  • There are two rectangular indentations on the wearer's left side of the chestbox, one higher up and across from the cut circle, one lower that intersects with the lip edge, with the bottom corners of this indent rounded.
  • A length of 1 inch black webbing straps tuck into the slots on the back and are secured in place.
  • The male end of a black 1 inch plastic buckle (the matching end to those on the flak vest) are attached to the loose ends of the webbing straps.
  • A hose with a sleeve attaches to the lower portion of the wearer's left side. The hose sleeve is made of white cloth with a fine texture and is crumpled and wrinkled. There must be something inside of the sleeve to give it shape, it should not be flat.
  • The hose and sleeve hang down at the wearer's left hand side to above the knee, and curls back up and the loose end is tucked under the front panel of the flak vest, under the left vest side strap or tucked up under the flak vest back panel.
  • <CHESTBOX APPEARANCE DESCRIPTION METHOD TO BE DECIDED>

Optional
  • The bottom back edge of the chestbox is cut in a rounded edge allowing it to round around the wearer's stomach.
  • There is a large "B" decal on the top of the chestbox in white or off white, outlined in gray or blue-gray.

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Ejection Harness
Required
  • A length of 2 inch white webbing is used to create the harness.
  • The webbing is folded in half and the half way point is stitched onto the trapezoid tab of the flak vest with two lines of gray or black stitching.
  • Sitting roughly at the center of the wearer's calf (give or take) is a flat silver metal slide, one on each strap.
  • The straps wrap around the legs from the front, wrapping around the inside of the leg, and then are tucked up underneath the silver metal slide.
  • The finished harness straps hang approximately three inches below the knee, though this length may need to be adjusted depending on the wearer's height and pertaining to the wearer's comfort, safety and stability.

Optional
  • The loose ends of the ejection harness that are tucked through the silver slides are left long, allowing a few inches to hang down and give the appearance that the strap length can be adjusted.
  • The strap loops may be sewn together so that they don't shift, loosen or pull out from the slide. If sewn together the line of stitching must be hidden behind the slide.

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Belt
  • The belt is made of two inch white webbing.
  • A two inch black plastic side-release buckle on the center of the belt at the back. There is no buckle on the front of the belt.
  • There is a strip of two inch white webbing layered over the front center of the belt, roughly six inches long (length will need to be adjusted to the wearer's size). This strip is fixed in place with two black triangle safety stitches that point inward from the outside edges of the strip.
  • A strip of one inch white webbing sectioned into six loops sits to the wearer's left hand side, facing forward. The loop strap is centered with the belt.
  • Up to six belt flares are fixed into the loops of the one inch webbing strap. The flares may be metal or wood painted silver to look like metal and may have either flat or rounded edges. They are two inches long and fit inside of the loops. A minimum of two flares are required and up to a maximum of six.

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Gaiters
  • The gaiters are made of a tan material that's smooth in texture. Cotton, smooth matte vinyl, duck, canvas or a similar material are advisable.
  • Each gaiter is made of one piece of fabric with a seam up the back and no seam in front.
  • There are two vertical pleats up the front of the gaiters with a very small bit of space between them.
  • A 1 inch wide strap made of the same material as the gaiters hangs roughly three inches below the top edge of the gaiters, curves up toward the back and the loose ends of the strap are either sewn into the seam about two inches below the top edge or are layered over each other and over the back seam.
  • There is a rectangular line of stitching on the center front of the strap. It may be used to stitch the strap in place or may be purely cosmetic.
  • A 1 inch black plastic side-release buckle is attached to the outside of each gaiter, one on each gaiter, and is attached to the gaiter with a short length of black 1 inch webbing. The other end of the buckle is not attached, allowing the buckle to move freely.
  • The top of edge of the gaiters sit a few inches below the wearer's knee and end touching the top of the wearer's boot, long enough to create an inward crease on the gaiters. The gaiters are not tight to the leg.

Optional
  • It is the female end of the black 1 inch side-release buckle that is attached to the gaiters and the male ends are simply clicked into the female ends.

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Gloves
  • Black gauntlet gloves made of leather, pleather or vinyl. The have a smooth, flat texture.
  • The gloves have a flared gauntlet.
  • A seam runs down between each finger to the gauntlet.

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Boots
  • Smooth black leather, pleather or vinyl engineer or jack boots.
  • Low heel.
  • A zipper is allowed if only on the inside of the calf.
  • There are no visible buckles or straps.

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Optional Items
  • AN-H-15 pilot cap or replica without any logos or insignias printed on the front. Tan in color, no ribbing on the top. Black ear discs made of rubber or vinyl. Chin strap of brown leather or faux leather with a silver tongue buckle on the wearer's left hand side and a silver or black snap on the right side. Cheek plates made of leather or faux leather and can be black, brown or tan, each with three to five black male side snaps.
  • B-wing pilot helmet with accurate detailing and greeblies. Must include a white 1 1/2 inch strap strap with a patch of black, gray or light gray cloth or craft foam on the front of it. Leather, faux leather or vinyl edge trim in either black, brown, red-brown or golden brown. A visor is optional and not required-- acceptable visors are amber in color with no frame, yellow to yellow-green gradient with a gray or silver frame, and clear with a dark red frame. The helmet must be paired with an AN-H-15 flight cap or replica.
  • Belt box worn on the belt to the wearer's front left hand side. It is solid plastic, black in color, with accurate detailing and greeblies.
  • X-wing pilot helmet with accurate detailing. Includes an amber or smoke gray visor. Do not wear with the AN-H-15 cap.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been trying to decide on the best way to write the standards for the chestbox. There are three different canon versions of the chestbox which appear in Return of the Jedi, each with different colors and greeblies, and two of those even have two variations of them with slightly different greeblie configurations. I'm kind of wondering if the chestboxes will need their own separate set of standards to keep things organized, and that can be linked to in the costume standards?

Of course there's the helmet as well, which almost all of the B-wing pilot helmets seem to have some kind of different set and configuration of greeblies, I've only seen a couple that actually had the same greeblies but different paint schemes. But I suppose that's another story.
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